BryceTech Smallsats by the Numbers 2023

In February 2023, Bryce published their annual analysis of small satellites activities in 2022.


In 2022, 80% of small satellites launched were for communications applications.

In 2022, small satellites represented:

  • 95% of all spacecraft launched
  • 54% of all spacecraft upmass

For small satellites launched since 2013:

  • 66% are owned by SpaceX (includes swarm)
  • 75% are owned by SpaceX and OneWeb
  • 25% are owned by 208 other commercial operators

The full report can be downloaded from BryceTech.

Source: BryceTech
Source: BryceTech
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